Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Brosis Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 92.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:

Tinea masculella Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 143.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Billberg as * muscatella Fabricius)]

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The only species included in Brosis was cited as * Muscatella Fabricius, a corruption of Tinea * Muscalella Fabricius, 1787, Mantissa Insect. 2: 249. The latter is an incorrect subsequent spelling of T. masculella [Denis & Schiffermüller].

Brosis Billberg is a senior objective synonym of the well known and universally used genus Incurvaria Haworth, 1828. A case should be submitted to the Commission under the Code (Edn 3), Article 23(b), for the suppression of Brosis Billberg as it is a senior objective synonym that, to the best of our knowledge, has not been used as a valid name since it was established over 165 years ago.

The superfamily INCURVARIIOIDEA is treated as ADELOIDEA in Incurvariidae in Wikipedia.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to BROSIS and included species.

Junior name(s):
Incurvaria Haworth, 1828: 559.

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